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Sunday, January 23, 2011

C'mon Falun Gong and Feds - Show diplomats the door


Toronto Sun - Ezra Levant - But perhaps the most brazen foreign censor in Canada is Communist China. China has a pathological hatred of a peaceful spiritual sect called the Falun Gong. In China itself, Falun Gong adherents are routinely arrested and tortured. Roughly half of the people in China’s forced labour camps are Falun Gong. As documented by former Canadian MP David Kilgour, the most grotesque punishment meted out by the Chinese government is forced organ harvesting, where Falun Gong adherents literally have their bodies cut open and their organs seized by the government and sold for cash.

It’s a tactic Nazi “doctor” Josef Mengele would have approved of.

No trick too low

China’s hatred for the Falun Gong colours much of their diplomatic activity in Canada. Nothing is too petty for the Chinese Embassy to do.

In 2008, they pressured the Ottawa Tulip Festival into kicking out a Falun Gong band from playing in the festival as planned. In 2002, the same festival banned a Falun Gong float from the parade. In 2007, the Chinese Embassy tried to organize a letter-writing campaign to the CRTC to stop a TV channel critical of the Chinese regime from getting a licence. They even pressured a seniors’ association into revoking the membership of a 73-year-old woman who was Falun Gong. It’s endless.

Here’s a better idea. Let’s treat these extraterritorial acts of censorship the same way we treat espionage.

When we catch a foreign spy, we deport him. So let’s do the same thing with foreign embassies corroding our freedom.

Next time a Canadian Falun Gong is bullied, we kick out a Chinese diplomat.

Let’s start with a flourish by kicking out two Iranian diplomats. More...

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Falun Gong Excluded from Vancouver’s Chinese New Year Parade Yet Again!

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